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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
stack up on the economy. it's a huge focus for tonight's debate and a major issue on the minds of voters. the president will argue his policies are working. mitt romney will point to his business experience. >> we can create a million new manufacturing jobs. >> reporter: can they accomplish their goals. the president needs to point to achievements and lay out a clear vision for what he would do with a second. for mitt romney he needs to appear presidential. voters need to look at him and say i can see you in commander in chief. >> the president's policies do not work. he doesn't get that. he doesn't understand that. >> reporter: equally important is handling what happens after. that's when both campaigns go into spin mode. vice-president joe biden will be speaking via video but, kelly, also team romney has people in place. they will be responding right after. >> lots have you different polls out this week. according to the latest polls who has the edge in the eyes of voters at this point? >> reporter: well, kelly, it seems like voters have higher expectations for president obama.
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president obama bear responsibility for the economy right now, not let him evade it. mirror image for president obama. every time he gets a question, he's going to try to focus on mitt romney's plans, governor romney's plans for the future and say, listen, we may not be in the best shape right now, but it's going to be even worse if we implement his plans. >> each of them will be pivoting? >> reporter: each time. here's the thing. both sides don't really know what's going to happen tonight, because, as david pointed out, this format is so loose. once they get into the discussion, almost anything can happen. they could directly challenge ch other. jim lehrer could directly challenge them. but they really don't know. >> it is going to be such an exciting night. and a reminder that george and i will be right here with you and the abc news team, ready to react and analyze and fact check. one-on-one, the candidates debate, 9:00 p.m.astern, 6:00 central. >>> and we move on now on "world news" because we have two developing stories from overseas. tonight in syria, the city of aleppo, their n
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
and wallets. the result is the down economy. >>> so komen maryland is asking you to start up a team and get ready for the race for the cure in the hunt valley. it's on october 21st. you can walk or run. to find out more on how to register a team, call 410-4-33 race or log on to -- >>> all right, time now for a check on the weather and we're going send it over to meteorologist lynette charles. lynette yesterday it felt a little bit like august. not october. >> i know, so that last dash of summer right? but you know what we're going to do it all over again for today. we're going to be on the warm side and then have a powerful cold front move through the area. that's in just a moment. we have lots of clouds out there and one lone shower up in frederick county as of now. and we'll see a couple more scattered showers try to move through before the morning's all said and done. but, you zoom out and you pull out and you can see the back edge of those clouds. well, that's where that front is going to be moving in here especially into the weekend and boy are we going to drop the temperatures
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
. everything from the economy to education. >> reporter: with only hours to go before president obama and mitt romney face off for the first time , the number one issue on most people's minds , the economy. look at the new numbers from our cnn orc poll. voters are asked which candidate would handle the economy, obama and romney are tied. romney appears to have an edge on the top two economic issueses unemployment, and the budget deficit. for obama he holds the advantage on domestic issues, education, medicare, taxes, immigration and health care. these noneconomic issues are the first topics up for debate wednesday night. voters will be judging the candidates personal qualities. obama's favoritability rating
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
worried. we're competing in a global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear visio he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. the voters have the right to know what direction he's going to take the country in. he's going to reduce so nobody is payingless in the wealthy class than before. the president has never learned, 85 prkt of his legislation was democratic when he was governor in massachusetts. you can lay out aspirational goals and visions, you have to get down to negotiating to get things done. the president doesn't know how to negotiate and compromise. >> governor romney has been getting a lot of advice from some pretty anxious conservatives. one wants a bigger, bolder campaign. he said, go large mitt. for six months, he's been matching obama small for small ball. a hit and run critique here, a slogan of the week there. his only momentum came when he chose paul ryan. do we need a bolder campaign from romney. >> i think we need a big and bold performanc
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
announced, in advanc advanced, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing, with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, among other noisy distracting things. so, we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity, i want to thank governor romney and the university of den very for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 year
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
the economy is improving this morning. u.s. auto sales were up again last month to their highest level in more than four years. part of that is buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs. loans are cheaper and easier to obtain, as well. >>> and home prices were up more than 4.5% in august, compared to last year. that's the largest increase in more than six years. this latest report, plus one showing more home sales and builder confidence, indicates we are finally seeing a rebound in the housing market. >>> but another indicator shows that we're not that confident about the economy. the birthrate fell for the fourth year in a row, down 1% from the year before. the good news is that it didn't fall as much as in recent years. just 4 million births were recorded last year. that's the lowest number since 1998. >>> then, we have this. the beer index. shipments are rising for the first time since the start of the recession. analysts say that's a sure sign that consumers, particularly young men, are doing better economically. much of the increase is in so-ca
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
tonight's topics include domestic policy, especially the economy. governor romney has been preparing in denver and says tonight's debate will not be about finding a definitive winner. >> in my view, it's not so much winning or losing, or even the people themselves, the president or myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for to discuss a pathway forward for america that we would choose. >>reporter: the president has been practicing outside oflation. to his supporters he remains confident, but he's not underestimating his opponent. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >>reporter: now, pbs' jim le hrer airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you can see it here on abc 2 news. according to the most recent cnn/rc poll, when you factor in the margin of error of 3 1/2 points, this race remains a dead heat. >> thanks, charley. >>> if you want to watch those debates with a big group of people would which could be pretty fun. you'll want to head to gillman. they'll be hosting an audience discussion about the debate and the campaign as well, as well as
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
work then and it won't work now. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: back in 2008 virginia ended up going to obama. he was the first democrat to take the state since 1964. >> troy, both candidates have new ads out. tell us what we can expect to hear in the new campaign ads? >> reporter: let's start with the obama campaign. they release lad scaightsing new ad today -- scathing new ad today. basically it uses those hidden camera comments of romney. here if -- it is. >> there are 47% of the people who believe they are victims, who believe government last a responsibility to take care of them. >> reporter: romney is hitting obama on his energy policy. >> obama wages war on cold. using more coal every day. now your job is in danger. >> reporter: we've also learned the romney campaign will be slightly upping their ad buys in key battleground states. >>> this next story, certainly not a political ad you would have seen a few years
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >>> when it comes to halloween, most of us aren't scared of spending money in a shaky economy. 70% of us plan to spend big time next month. from costumes and candy, the cost will hit $8 billion. >> "time" said there is a trek to shopping on the web. many sites will spend you several offers. retailers must have your email address on hand. >>> there's much more proof there's a buyer's market. the average 33-year fixed rate -- 30-year fixed down to 3 3.4%. it in the only helps buyers but folks who are trying to refinance. >>> coming up, she lost her husband to mel they a, but she's not alone. >> the ravens will be helping a patient bring a tension to the cause. >> and it's okay right now. the radar is clear. it's muggy and mild. there are big storms to the south. we have to time the arrival and show you the seven day coming up next. >>> live at ravens stadium. m&t bank stadium. the ravens will beat up on the browns. mike will have a detailed look at the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> we knew him as big orange, wayne stitch couple. he was getting out of bed when his wife noticed a
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the economy. that's where mitt romney sees his opening. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of to us describe the path way forward. >> reporter: the public is basically split on who they think can do a better job, president obama with a one-point edge at the moment. a praise which hasn't had huge swings, everything can change in one night but both sides had tried to lower expectations. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> about 6,000 to 8,000 people can fit in this arena behind me. you can expect a packed house. we are expecting tens of millions to watch from their homes, so the pressure is definitely on. >>> speaking of voters, in pennsylvania they're not going to be required to show a photo i.d. at the polls. a judge is temporarily blocking it. a judge said he wasn't convinced that every voter would be able to get a valid i.d. the requirement is supported by republicans who said they're fighting voter fraud. democrats say it's a move to help republican candidates. that ruling is expected to be appealed. >>> two "dancing with the stars." one on the show a
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
in today's economy. too many of those working are living paycheck to paycheck. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. 15 million more are on food stamps. my job creates 12 million jobs over the next four year. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare, we should measure compassion on how many people are off welfare and able to get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> he cracked it himself. carrie underwood was at a concert in louisville. there was kid in the audience, holding a sign that said will you be my first kiss? she pulled him on stage. here's what happened. >> 12 years old. >> you got a jump on me. i was 14 when i had my very first kiss. just so you know my husband is somewhere in this building, might be looking for you later. >> how are we going do this? >> lip to lip. >> this is the smartest kid ever! >> close your eyes. >> jimmy: he went for lips. let's show this that video. my research and development team invented a highly advanced device called youtube time machine. we can put a
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
to find work in today's economy. >> reporter: the obama campaign has spent more than $40 million on ads in ohio since may 1st. the romney campaign, more than $20 million. recent polling shows that in three, critical battleground states, president obama's in the lead. but the romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a much tighter race. >> they're going to have to plant the flag in ohio and fight like crazy. >> reporter: but romney's path to victory is shrinking. this week, abc news shifted ohio from the toss-up column to ohio. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven toss-up states to win the white house. and they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> we have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity, beaming back pictures with pebbles that are rounded off. a fast-moving stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step to find out if the environment was able to sustain life. >>> time, now, for weather across the nation. heav
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. consumer spending drives about 70% of the total economy. >>> well, those sky-high airline fees are really adding up. new numbers show domestic airlines raked in a record of more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees, just in the first half of this year. and the government's just-released report reports more fees. fewer airlines, fewer flights are in our future. >>> barnes & nobel has just unveiled a new nook model to go head-to-head with amazon's kindle and compete with ipads. a seven-inch model starts at $199. and a nine-inch, at $299. and a new video service is coming this fall. tons of technology for us out there. >> it's hard to keep track. >> honestly, i can't. my kids know more about it than i do. >>> when we come back this wednesday morning, a costly call. the huge amount of gambling money that was at stake in that monday night football fiasco. >>> and a quick-thinking teen, risking his life and rushing to the rescue. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:30am EDT
atlanta. u.p.s. says the new cars can get up to 35% improved fuel economy. and lower carbon emissions. >>> a new report card shows water quality in the inner harbor didn't improve last year in baltimore. it blames heavy rain that washed pollution into the harbor for the bad report. >>> all right, well fall arrived just about two week ago but the leaves are still on the trees here. not the case though in north dakota. look at this. they're having to deal with the real thing. we're talking about snow. take a look at this. yep. snow beginning to look a little more like winter there. an inch of snow expected to fall in parts of north dakota, maybe more, minnesota. now according to the national weather service this may stick around, this is unusual but not unheard of right? >> exactly. you said it megan. but satellite and radar and you can see the snow coming down in north dakota. and also minnesota is going to get in on the action and when it's all said and done, locally they could see up to about a foot of snow. so we'll definitely keep our eyes peeled for that one. it's a little bit too
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same. that's why the president's latest ad where he is speaking directly to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates. speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you in your living room, or around the kitchen table, here's what i would say. >> reporter: for many americans now is the time when they lock down their vote. with presid
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
minutes on wednesday night. it's all on domestic issues, the first half, jobs and the economy, the second half, health ka'aihue and other domestic issues. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight, david, thanks very much. >>> i want to bring in abc news political analyst matt dowd who advised both republican and democratic campaigns age that is always great to have you with us. you have three things for everyone to watch for. one of the things you point out body language could have a bigger impact on words. we remember al gore and george bush having a field day with those. >> i've had a record of that in texas. >> as if the sighing weren't bad enough gore's behavior got worse. [ laughter ] >> in that same year we remember the moment when al gore got up, walked over towards governor bush and this is his reaction. >> flying to get things done. >> and i believe i can. [ laughter ] >> famous moment, years prior there was h.w. bush checking his watch. famous moments. are these debate prep teams saying this is what you don't do. >> at this point in time they're emphasizing style as o
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
funding. >> reporter: they have called those who haven't run to ask why and have heard that the economy is changing their course and there are more organizations and causes. >> search for the cure is going to go on and if we slow down any of the money that's being given to the organization it's going to slow down that work. >> reporter: so the local wants to distance itself there the national and it's policies and it's changing leadership. what do they need tonight? >> we need people to register for the race for the cure. we need people to start teams, we need people to send out e- mails for donations and just feel comfortable to spread the word about what we do in maryland. >> reporter: 9 biggest concern is that they have been there for you and now they need you more than ever. >> we aren't going away. we aren't going to fall apart. >> robin really took komen from a bare bones organization to what it is today. the race for the cure is in hunt valley, coming up in just a few weeks. are you looking at turn out from last year there. is still time to get involved this year. you can walk, r
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
economy. >> jimmy: if mitt romney did it, it would be almost more disturbing. >> it would be great. but i mean -- but -- it would be just great if romney just told, like, sang, like, a really slow choral poem. i don't know. i think about these things sometimes. >> jimmy: well, you might want to send them a letter. you -- you have a website that you're involved with, or, do you own the website? >> it's a channel on youtube, called smart girls at the party. >> jimmy: right. [ applause ] >> thank you. and it's -- it's a new channel, we have all different kinds of shows an content there and it's a great place to go, if you are a young person, to check out. comedy and -- >> jimmy: it's not just all comedy. you give like good advice to young girls. >> well, i -- i have this show called "ask amy," which i do two-minute, two-camera advice moments. >> jimmy: and these are things, questions people e-mail to you? >> yeah, we get great e-mails all over the world from young people so i try to answer them very honestly and under two minutes and try not to ramble and try my best to just, i don't
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> the u.s. birth rate is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. on a one game contract with the florida mlins last night for their game
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Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
very interesting. >> jobs, economy, health care, et cetera. >> they will have a suitcase full of zingers preparred to just hurl back and forth at each other. >> i thought that it was interesting, the expectations, people expect, president obama, by 2-1 to win the election. not that they're endorsing. if you look at just a year ago, by an 18-point margin, thought the president would lose. just in a matter of one year. >> expect him to win the debate convincingly as well. see what happens. when it comes to the race. it's much closer. when it comes to the race. shows the mitt romney at 49 losing to obama with 47. much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. biggest one no doubt. >> 36 days to go. >> 36 days to go. my goodness. >> not that we are counting. >>> as the the war in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also ki
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
capitalize on the economy right now. do you think that he could do that with foreign policy? >> that's right. the 2,000th death. the president is also facing a lot of questions on the death of the american ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. he has to convince voters that he has the better answers on the economy. >> going to be something. thank you so much. >>> and don't forget to watch abc's "this week" later this morning. george's guests will include new jersey governor chris christie and white house adviser david plouffe. >>> and tune in wednesday of special coverage of one-on-one the candidates debate. at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> george and diane hosting the debates wednesday night. >>> now, to what has been an embarrassing week for airport screeners. now, more ominously two incidents of loaded guns making it through the x-ray machines undetected. abc's mark greenblatt is at new york's laguardia airport. >> good morning to you, dan. frequent travelers complain about evasive screening procedures. two guns made it on to airplanes this week, has many travelers on edge and worried about
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
healthcare, the economy and the role of the government. but while the two candidates were off the trail yesterday getting ready and prepping for the big debate, their wives are giving us a little bit of insight. >> i get so nervous at these debates, and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. he doesn't need much advice. i mean, he's been doing this for quite some time. >> almost after every answer that he gives, he'll find me in the audience to see was that good, was that okay? >>reporter: something president obama has really had the momentum as of late. the polls show that this race is tightening up, esal
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
political event in history. last night the first debate focused on the economy. the president tried to keep focus on the benefits of the affordable health care and romney's tax care but romney attacked the president for being partisan and not doing enough to close the deficit. >> the format lent itself to one or the other candidates, he took that opportunity. he set the standard. i think the -- i didn't think the president was rusty as much as i don't think anybody talked to him like that over the last four years. >> the next debate is scheduled for october 16th in new york and the third is at the end of the month. next week the vice president candidates returns. we will take you live to washington to see what's being done to make sure romney gets more votes. >>> that brings us to tonight's hot topic. kitchen aid, responsible for the color mixers and appliances, are under fire. a wyatt was sent last night from the company's official twitter account during the debate reading obama's gna even now it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. he described the dea
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Oct 4, 2012 4:55am EDT
economy and that there are a lot of other charities. >> search for the cure is going to go on and if we slow down any of the money that's being given to the organization it's going to slow down that work. >> earlier this year, komen national cut funding to planned parenthood and then reversed its decision three days later. local chapter never dealt with planned parenthood. >>> the race for the cure in hunt valley in a pew weeks. last year's race here and still time for you to get involved this year. you can walk, run, and all of the monies raised go to breast cancer research and treatment in our area. it happens sunday, october 21st in hunt valley. go to abc2news.com/thinkpink for more information. >>> there's no doubt about it if you want to catch a fun movie, even tv shows you've always got netflix, itunesand even hulu. >> now one toy store is throwing their hat into the ring with online streaming video. we're going to tell you how the retailer though is targeting your kids. >> what and you had access to unlimited movie passes? movies in the theater? for a monthly fee of course? th
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
economy is really changing their course and there are more organizations and causes. >> search for the cures is going to go on and if we slow down any of the money that's being given to the organization, it's going to slow down that work. >> so the local wants to distance itself from the national and its policies and its changing leadership. what does komen maryland need tonight? >> we need people to register for the race for the cure. we need to start teams. we need people to send out e- mails for donations and just feel comfortable to spread the word about what we do in maryland. >> the biggest concern in all this? is that komen maryland has been there for you and now they need you more than ever. >> we're not going away. and we're not going to crumble. >> all right, that's jamie costello reporting. look at that just a few weeks away from the race for the cure in hunt valley and still time for you to join us and take part in the walk. you can walk, you can run. all of this raises money for breast cancer research. treatment in our area. so a great cause to get involved with. this
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
focus on domestic issues, including jobs, the economy, and health care. and president obama will be heading into tonight's showdown, just hours after a video of him from 2007 surfaced on a conservative website. then-senator obama is heard praising controversial pastor jeremiah wright. and accusing the federal government of not doing enough to help new orleans recover from hurricane katrina. the president's campaign calls the video a desperate attack. >>> meantime, there's signs that mitt romney is ready to offer specifics about his tax plan tonight. all part of a plan to cut tax rates by 20% across the board. >>> and a scathing, new report says a bold, new approach to fighting terrorism has been a big waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. fusion centers were created after the attacks of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. >>> american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team come in to arrest three employees at gunpoint. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is here, going head-to-head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on. >>> little debate poster up there. good morning, america. glad to have lara back. elizabeth vargas here, as well. it was a big night for the white house. president obama an
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Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm EDT
engineered performance vehicle and it's a stroller. sticker price up to $1660. but in this battered economy, what explains the hot demand for a luxury baby buggy? the latest model by 4 moms, is a battery operated machine which folds itself automatically. it has the lcd screenta gives the weather and charges your cell phone. price tag $850. which is a bargain compared to the 4,500 sleek kid's custom rocker. of course the kardashian sisters were cruising around with one. >> look at that price tag and say who are these people buying these? >> in the economy there's always a flight to value. do you want to invest in a timeless product? in the world of guccis and minute knoll l manolos. >> she strategically placed her product on "sex and the city." >> after a long day in court. miranda faced another jury. >> what does that do to your sales? >> it was great. we had a waiting list of people that said when it comes we will ship. >> reporter: and nothing makes a fashionista dro fashion eaista drool than telli her she can't have it. and then a-listers got it. gwyneth paltrow, heidi klum. rachel showe
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again. >> reporter: as for the president, this was his 29th trip to ohio before taking office. he held rallies at two college campuses. obama targeted the middle class vote while speaking to supporters at bowling green university. >> we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years with the right policies. that's what i'm fighting for. that's why i'm running for a second term as president. that's what's going to be important to ohio. >> reporter: the closer and closer we get to election day the candidates will have to start weighing where they want to spend more of their time and mony. of course ohio will be at the top of the list. >> we'll see you tomorrow. >> well, both candidates -- both of these folks have been out of the headlines for awhile but rick santorum is throwing his support behind a controversial colleague. missouri congressman todd akin jumped into the spotlight after making comments about legitimate rape saying the bodies of women who were raped would be able to prevent a pregnancy. he la
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Oct 3, 2012 4:55am EDT
better job of handling the economy. the excitement kicks off at 9:00 eastern. in denver, colorado, i'm tori dunham, back to you. >> you can catch the debate right here on abc 2, beginning tonight once again at 9:00. >>> time now for a check on your weather because if you haven't looked outside yet, it is really foggy out there. >> it is. it's bad. it's dense fog. usually you hear me say patchy fog. no. we're dealing with widespread dense fog across the area. we do have some dense fog advisories to talk about this morning. we're actually going to show you the counties that are under them. let me go to that graphic right now. we can see that every area there shaded in that gray color until 8:00 is under the dense fog advisory. so we're basically talking about cecil county, also hartford county, baltimore county, even the city and even as we go down south to anne arundel county is under the advisory until 8:00. so take it easy as you head out and about. if you can, make sure you put the low beams on and drive very slowly. we can see that bus stop forecast. the kids are going to have
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:55am EDT
president obama is aokay and i got to have it. the economy nowadays, rough. so we have to get in where we fit in. >> all right. now volunteers with the event hope to swing votes and offering to register drivers while they waited to get the fillup. >>> if you are married, you know a fight sometimes can start over the craziest things. >> it's the husband's false. >> always. >> ask one husband from texas about a recent fight he had with his fight over a cat. what the woman did when the husband wouldn't come around to her way of thinking. >> also ahead, one teen has a lot of explaining to do after a joyride in a stolen car lands him in police custody. details ahead. >> reporter: good morning topping america's money home prices keep heading higher. the case shiller index shows increases in 20 big cities nationwide prices were up 1.2% in july compared to a year ago when big gains for lower priced homes. those housing numbers are helping fuel consumer confidence and latest readings shows confidence is is at the highestlevel since february. consumer spending drives 70% of the economy. do
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
bring it back to the economy, firing back with new numbers just today, growth in this country slower than we thought. >> look at the numbers that just came out on the growth of our economy. 1.3% versus russia at 4%. china at 7% to 8%. we're at 1.3%. this is unacceptable. >> reporter: and both candidates, out with new ads, looking straight to camera, a direct appeal. romney in a plaid shirt, no tie, looking to show a compassionate side. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and the president, that table behind him, with what he would say if invited to yours. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are moving forward >> reporter: and just as romney tries to convince voters of empathy, an image from the campaign of a young romney, a missionary overseas, missing his girlfriend, ann. his hear then as romney works to show heart now. >> hi heart aches for the people i've seen. i was, yesterday,
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Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm EDT
incumbent as mr. 8.2%. >> people are trapped in a bad economy. >> reporter: the incumbent, trying to paint the challenger as mr. 47%. >> i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. >> reporter: fat cat from the 1% who paid just 14% in his taxes. who you like in this final jeopardy round probably depends on which percent your in. do you even know? well, unless you earn more than $380,000 a year, you're officially part of the 99%. rock stars and athletes? they're just 1% of the 1%. wall street wizards, just 14% of the 1%. in fact, the 1% includes nearly twice as many doctors and lawyers. albert einstein said genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work. and the same is probably true for politics. at tonight's debate, a blizzard of percents. >> 93% of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate. >> reporter: all these perce percents -- >> it's mast. >> reporter: intended to make politics seem like facts that can't be argued with. >> like a sports analogy. it's odds, percentage chances. people have those percentages in their mind. they know their take-home pay. things that apply in their
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30am EDT
-- megan and carley. >>> the economy is in the tank. but this morning the nfl replacement referees. [audio not understandable] >> a doctor is offering help when it comes to aphysical ating the games. [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have another"... "have you been through the five stages of muller yet?" "yeah, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> no o's magic last night at yard shut out by the blue jays final score 4-0. >> as the team sets its sights on the post season scammers are gathering up -- shall gearing up. -- gearing up. what should people be looking out for. >> reporter: any fan chance a be -- wants a chance to go to the post he season so scammers are capitalizing on counterfeit. wide card and divisional series games are sold out
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney. then, it quickly focused on the economy. >> 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry's come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again, to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night. but his comments about the 47% had taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments. and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have
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Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
eight months now. >> reporter: wow. >> it's been hitting hard, economy, anything you can get your hand on right now you have to take it. >> reporter: for the unemployed, gifts may be coming early this year as many as 700,000 seasonal jobs around the country will be up for grabs. and in preparation for what could be the best holiday hiring season in five years, some of the biggest names in retail are alrey accepting applications. kohl's will hire 52,000 workers, a whopping 10,000 more jobs than last holiday season. at wal-mart, 50,000 jobs. 45,000 at toys "r" us, up 5,000 from last year and as many as 90,000 jobs at target. >> what we are seeing this year, retailers placing big bets. >> reporter: jobs that earn $7 an hour means $5,000 by the end of the holiday crush. it may not be much to live on, but for laid off call center worker matthew, it is a holiday wish come true. >> i was looking at the store down there, just something for the holidays, extra income, and pay down some credit card and stuff look that. >> reporter: for some, temporary jobs will turn permanent. last year, toys "r
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
coming up. >>> let's start with the good news on the economy from josh. >> indications that home values and the economic recovery are on the rise. but who is benefitting the most? abc's rob nelson looking at trends. good morning to you, rob. >> good morning, josh. good news for so many feiolks o there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and home prices are posting the strongest gains since 2007. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value, are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement helps boost homeowners' defeconfidenc. that makes them more likely to start spending again. some reasons to be encourage, josh. >> cautious optimism, if nothing else. >>> also, those folks are going to have more money in their pocket because they are saving at the gas station. aaa reported that prices
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
industry is not doing its part to fix the economy. >> by saying -- by portraying america as the greatest country it can be. it's one of the greatest exports we have in the united states, is our entertainment industry. we need more movies spread around the world that declare america's greatness at all times. >> we'll work on that. you have everybody over there working hard on it. they have the 3d glasses. >> the book is in 3d. it's very importantly in 3d. >> it actually is. >> after "avengers" came out in 3d and had a $250 million opening weekend, i realized that 2d books aren't good anymore. looks like the pages are just turning straight at you. >> get that little cam with it, too. >> that's not how 3d works. thank you for trying. >> i tried. >> i appreciate it. those are great glasses. you all look like speed racer. >> thank you. >> i want to thank you for bringing the big sodas now. in new york, it's a little tougher to get these. mayor bloomberg, you think he's un-american. >> yeah. americans have, as i said, the greatest food in the world. and one of the greatest foods are o
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